Conducting Internal Corporate Investigations: Collecting and Preserving Evidence, Maintaining Privilege
Recording of a 90-minute CLE video webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will guide corporate counsel on the critical legal and practical considerations of conducting effective and efficient corporate internal investigations. The discussion will highlight key issues when advising business clients in this area and best practices for mitigating risks of litigation.
- Overview of legal, business, and ethical issues
- Pre-investigation stage
- Investigation stage
- Post-investigation stage
- Best practices for mitigating risks
The panel will discuss these and other key issues:
- What are some benefits and risks of conducting corporate internal investigations?
- What is the best way to handle witnesses, documents, privilege issues, and relevant evidence throughout the stages of the investigation?
- What are best practices for strategically positioning a company to respond to potential legal and regulatory action?
J. Gregory Deis
Partner; Global Co-Chair Investigations & White Collar Defense Practice
Mr. Deis regularly represents clients in high-stakes criminal and regulatory investigations and complex civil... | Read More
Mr. Deis regularly represents clients in high-stakes criminal and regulatory investigations and complex civil litigation. He regularly represents corporate and individual clients in investigations led by the U.S. Department of Justice, the SEC, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, state attorneys general and other U.S. and foreign regulators. These matters have involved various areas of the law, including the FCPA and domestic corruption statutes, federal securities laws, US sanctions, the False Claims Act, antitrust, customs, tax, money laundering and environmental offenses. Mr. Deis’ complex litigation experience focuses on trial work and includes cases involving class actions, RICO, the Sherman Act, federal and state securities law, the Lanham Act, products liability, accounting malpractice, breach of contract, BIPA, tortious interference with contract and environmental law. Prior to rejoining the firm in 2013, Mr. Deis served as an Assistant U.S. attorney in Chicago, assigned to the Public Corruption section.Close
Mayra C. Suárez
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
Ms. Suárez’s litigation experience includes conducting internal investigations on behalf of U.S. and... | Read More
Ms. Suárez’s litigation experience includes conducting internal investigations on behalf of U.S. and foreign corporations, audit committees, and individuals in the U.S., Europe, and Latin America. She has also defended clients in connection with allegations of unlawful antitrust practices and in investigations by the DOJ and the SEC related to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Ms. Suárez advises clients on improvements to their compliance policies and procedures. Some of her representations have included conducting several internal investigations on behalf of the audit committee of a multinational company in the healthcare sector relating to improper business practices and accounting irregularities, including issues arising under the FCPA; representing a public company in a criminal and civil investigation by the DOJ’s Antitrust Division and state attorneys general; advising companies in the healthcare and construction sectors regarding internal investigations and developing and enhancing their compliance programs; and representing a multinational media corporation in connection with investigations related to government contracts.Close